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Mark Francis

April 3, 2014 – May 3, 2014

Dirimart Nişantaşı, Abdi İpekçi Caddesi No. 7/4, Nişantaşı

Always on top of their game when it comes to exhibiting very good international artists, Dirimart hosts an exhibition of the Irish painter Mark Francis, who contemplates nature in his abstract paintings. Prices range between £25,000 and £45,000.

Referencing landscape paintings of the Romantic period, David Lillington writes ‘The landscape painting reveals what is invisible but real – and not “mystical”. With Francis, the “pattern” is in what lies under the ground, under the skin, through the lenses of microscopes or telescopes. Or on the screens of instruments that reveal the energies of nature, the patterns of sound, the invisible areas of the electro-magnetic spectrum. The effect on his painting can be direct. For example he explains that “the dots in the new paintings are based on looking at spectrographs and the vertical bars hint at that.” Had Francis lived in the 19th century would he have been a landscape painter? Francis says that yes, probably.’

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